The combination of Sensing and Measurement is arguably the most fundamental scientific discipline required and utilised by society: it impacts on all areas of life from integrated atomic clocks for GPS location, through the myriad of chemical and physical sensors found in science, industry, environmental monitoring, consumer goods, biomedicine, food, energy and transport.
Prestigious EPSRC Awards are available to high calibre applicants for this programme
Now recruiting for 2017-18
Please see www.cdt-ism.org for full information about the CDT.
This EPSRC-funded Centre for Doctoral Training in Intelligent Sensing and Measurement (CDT-ISM) provides a four-year PhD training regime tailored to develop the leaders of tomorrow in this exciting field. Students will be immersed in the world-leading, multidisciplinary research community within the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow together with our range of international and industrial partners, united by the approach, methods, techniques common to the ubiquitous range of applications of sensing and measurement. CDT students will have access to world leading microfabrication facilities (SMC and JWNFC) as well as the UoE FabLab for rapid prototyping.
Examples of potential projects at Edinburgh
For a full list please see www.cdt-ism.org. If there is a particular sensor technology that you would like to follow or if you have any questions related to the CDT, please contact Prof Ian Underwood.
- Characterisation of magnetic films for integrated micro-components and sensors
- Development and Characterisation of Nano Electrode Arrays for Electrochemical Sensing
- Development of Microelectrode Sensor Systems for Operation in Harsh Environments
- Development of temperature and pressure sensing technology to characterise and monitor the performance of microchannels using the boiling of liquids to cool microelectronic devices
- Smart 2D Ultrasonic Transducer Array
- Innovative Electrochemical Sensor Development Utilising Inkjet/Printing Drop on Demand (DoD) Technology
- Printed polymer-based electrical biosensors for micro-RNA detection and point-of-care disease diagnostics
How to apply
Please see www.cdt-ism.org/how-to-apply/ for information on the application process.
Deadlines are as follows:
- 31st January 2017
- 28th February 2017
- 31st March 2017
- 28th April 2017
Minimum entry qualification - an Honours degree at 2:1 or above (or International equivalent) in a relevant science or engineering discipline, possibly supported by an MSc Degree. Further information on English language requirements for EU/Overseas applicants.
Funding of stipend and fees is available for UK and EU candidates.